Is this Paradigm?

dublinbay z6 (KS)August 23, 2014

Impulse buy. It was so bright and golden looking--and healthy and vigorous. The tag said Paradigm--I recognized the name as a respected hosta, but when I looked it up online, most of the pics didn't look quite like mine. Mine is kind of a dull golden chartreuse-green with very slightly darker green edging--my photo doesn't capture the colors too accurately, but that was the best I could do. However, my hosta doesn't have little bumps on it (texture), but maybe that is because it is still young?

It has been in my garden, in the ground, for about 6-8 weeks.

How does my Paradigm compare to yours?



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sunnywood 5aChazyNY

This Is my Paradigm. It is probably 4 or 5 years old

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 9:36PM
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hostas_for_barb(6b Ontario)

My Paradigm in full sun 5 or 6 years old. Ignore the lily leaves.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 9:47PM
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bkay2000(8a TX)

How old is it? If it's young, it could be anything. It has not gained it's mature look. They can look quite different when they are young. We may have to wait until then to ID it.

It looks more gold to me. It reminds me of Gold Standard, a young Paul's Glory or something like that.

For me, Paradigm stays a beautiful light green all season. It never looks gold.


Here's my Paradigm in August of last year.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 9:51PM
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hostas_for_barb(6b Ontario)

bkay, you may be right about the colour. My Paradigm is in full sun and it's leaves aren't that bleached white that Paul's Glory, Gold Standard, and my June have attained.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 11:37PM
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Babka NorCal 9b

Very possibly a young Paradigm. Patience.


    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 12:12AM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

It's "mature look," eh? OK, I'll hang onto that for awhile --cuz it still doesn't look quite like Paradigm yet to me. Hope it grows up to look like one of the beauties posted here.

I'm inclined to say it is not Gold Standard. I used to grow one for years, and it doesn't quite look like it, in my eyes.

Thanks, everybody, for the input. Maybe next year I can post a more recognizable pic of it. In the meantime, it is interesting looking anyway. : )


    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 8:48AM
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bkay2000(8a TX)

I love my Paul's Glory. I might even like it more than Paradigm. Time will tell.


This spring after a rain.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 9:43PM
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